Teams of the Year Indiana

Updated: May 13, 2009, 3:34 PM ET
ESPN RISE Magazine

BOYS' TEAM OF THE YEAR

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
Basketball
The Panthers were just the 12th team in state history to go undefeated, as they finished 26-0 and captured the Class 4A championship. Senior guard Jordan Hulls gave the team a true superstar, putting up a line of 15.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana signee was named the state's Mr. Basketball, and he capped the season with 14 points in the state final win over FW Snider. Bloomington South finished the season ranked No. 9 in the ESPN RISE FAB 50.

OTHER FINALISTS

CENTER GROVE
Football
The Trojans won their rematch with Carmel in the state title game, overcoming a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to win the 5A championship, 36-33. It was the biggest comeback in state finals history.

CROWN POINT
Wrestling
Senior Marcus Shrewsbury, junior Anthony Hawkins and freshman Jason Tsirtsis all won individual titles to help Crown Point claim the school's first state championship.

EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
Soccer
Memorial successfully defended its state championship, beating Zionsville on penalty kicks to claim the title for the second year in a row. The Tigers were 23-0-2 on the season.

GIRLS' TEAM OF THE YEAR

BEN DAVIS
Basketball
The Giants can make a legitimate claim as the best team in Indiana history after going 30-0 and winning the 4A state championship. Ben Davis became the first team to win 30 games in a season and finished the year ranked No. 1 in the ESPN RISE FAB 50. Senior guard Alex Bentley scored 18 points in the championship game, and Bria Goss hit the big shot  the sophomore banked in a runner with 1.4 seconds left to beat South Bend Washington, 71-69. Washington had been ranked No. 1 in the FAB 50 going into the game.

OTHER FINALISTS

CARMEL
Swimming
The Greyhounds won the state championship for the 23rd consecutive season, breaking the national record for the longest winning streak in any girls' sport. The 200 IM relay and 200 free relay teams set national records.

CATHEDRAL
Volleyball
The senior duo of Christiana Gray and Mary Ording paced the Fighting Irish, with the twin towers leading the team to a 36-2 record and the Class 4A state championship.

VALPARAISO
Gymnastics
Senior Kellie Kidd won the all-around competition at the state meet to lead Valparaiso to the team title. The Vikings have now won the state meet seven times, tops in Indiana history.